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Address: , Vail, CO
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Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding
Description: A newly expanded area in Vail that offers challenging trails for...
A newly expanded area in Vail that offers challenging trails for intermediate and advanced skiers.
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Skiing Lovers Leap!

Skied with a great instructor, Bobby Reinert. There is plenty of terrain for everyone and the views are fabulous. Loved it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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New Buffalo, Michigan
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New Buffalo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Skied with a great instructor, Bobby Reinert. There is plenty of terrain for everyone and the views are fabulous. Loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

FANTASTIC! Make sure to go to Blue Sky Basin if you decide to ski or snowboard in Vail. Amazing views.

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

If you can manage to find your way there, Blue Sky Basin is a skier's paradise. Recommended for novice and advanced skiers, the terrain is varied with ungroomed powder, chutes, cornices, trees, you name it. My favorite is Steep and Deep. Line up and look over the edge behind all the lookey-loos that only think about jumping off Lovers Leap.... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Tough to review a part of Vail Mountain with anything bad to say. Blue Sky is no different. This is a must if you're a skier / boarder

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Lake Worth, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

China Bowl in Blue Sky Basin is the best skiing. Powder, courduroy, trees. It has everything. Awesome skiing, especially on a blue-bird day.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

OUTSTANDING views from the top with a great variety of terrain off the different chairs. Pack a lunch or snacks and sit out and enjoy Colorado views.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you like skiing through trees make your way back to blue sky basin. It is so much fun, especially on a powder day!

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Anghiari, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

For me, Vail is all about Blue Sky Basin. I like powder and in the trees at Blue Sky Basin is your best bet to find it at this crowded mountain. The only down side is the long cat track to get there.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Blue Sky is our first stop every time we ski at Vail. Since it can be limited to mostly more intermediate and advanced skiers (tree runs) it's typically not as crowded as other areas on the mountain. It's like you have the whole hill to yourself - and it usually has great snow coverage! Stopping at Dawg Haws has become... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Ever since Blue Sky opened up in 2000 it's been a destination for novices and powder hounds alike. Get there early and hide some brats and wine in the snow up at Belle's Camp. Then go out and enjoy the wide open glades as well as the more challenging terrain, like Lovers Leap. When you get hungry, go back to... More 

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